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Uganda’s Continued Attempts to Gag the Media

Expand Uganda President Yoweri Museveni address journalists in Kiruhura district, west of the capital Kampala, Thursday Feb. 18, 2016. © 2019 AP Photo/Stephen Wandera On April 30, the director of Uganda’s media regulatory authority, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), directed a Kampala-based television station to suspend three of its staff after it aired news reports covering opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine. The move is the latest attempt by Ugandan authorities to stifle independent media in the country. The Nile Broadcasting Services (NBS) had aired…

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